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Western Blot Neg / DNA PCR Detected Yet Inderminant (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)

After having unprotected oral sex only (3 weeks ago, with semen in my mouth) I got a fever, sore throat and my face broke out. I got tested one week ago. The "HIV-1 Antibody, Confirmation Western Blot" was negative. The "HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yours is another prime example why PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV screening! Your HIV-acquisition risk is very small (oral sex). Consequently most likely Read more »

PCR 324:Is it +ve or -ve? (ROUTINE HIV SCREENING WITH PCR AND WB)

Dear Doc,Please help with this. ELISA and WB negative but PCR of 324 at 10-11 weeks of potential... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

...cadaveric donors. Gen-ProbeSan Diego, CA US License 1592 10/3/2006 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Reverse Transcription (RT) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay PCR Plasma Qualitative detection of HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA) in pools of... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New University of North Carolina Study Reveals Screening Tests Can Boost Early Discovery of AIDS Virus

...only possible but also feasible -- by pooling blood samples from people being screened for HIV and conducting nucleic acid (polymerase chain reaction) tests on those grouped specimens, a study published in the July 10th issue of Journal of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD Screening of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

... National guidelines recommend asymptomatic routine STD screening for HIV-positive patients. The researchers undertook the current study to learn whether these guidelines are being followed Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of... Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
...is it possible hiv survive and infect me in this scenaria? also i am very very worried about other STD. How soon can i do STD screen? thx. pls answer. Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »